A crackdown against Muttahida Qaumi Movement continued on Thursday as law enforcement agencies sealed party’s sector and unit offices across Karachi.
Offices of the MQM in Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and other areas are shut, witnesses said.
Notices displayed outside each office shut by the security personnel warn of a stern action against anyone who tries to reopen party centres.
Meanwhile, LEAs arrested two women workers allegedly involved in an attack on private television channel.
Meanwhile, MQM’s member of National Assembly Asif Hasnain was taken into custody by Rangers, sources said Thursday.
According to the sources, Asif Hasnain was detained at Karachi Airport. MQM MNA was leaving for Islamabad when he was taken into custody by Rangers.
He has been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Sources said Asif had visited the paramilitary officials after he was summoned two days back for interrogation after a press conference of Dr Farooq Sattar.
Meanwhile, MQM MPA Shiraz Waheed has also been arrested in Karachi on Thursday. He was arrested from Landhi area on charges of distributing controversial CDs in the area.
Police have confirmed that an FIR under the Anti-Terrorism Act has been registered against the MQM’s Sindh Assembly member.
District Malir police have reportedly decided to detain Dr Amir Liaquat in capacity of an abettor in a case against Altaf Hussain over latter’s latest speech leading to violence and anti-state slogans.
According to SSP Malir, Rao Anwar, a police team has been formed to nab Dr Liaquat. Rao Anwar further said that the ex-MQM leader was nominated as facilitator in three cases.
It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Amir Liaquat resigned from Muttahida Qaumi Movement membership two days ago after MQM chief’s anti-Pakistan speech.
In a major development, Federal Interior Ministry on Thursday sought evidence from the law enforcement institutions that links the Karachi unrest to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief’s provocative speech.
According to sources, the ministry has contacted the law enforcement institutions in Karachi The sources said that a special team of the federal interior ministry will head to the UK in this regard. -APP